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>> steve: all right. ainsley, thank you for joining us. >> ainsley: thanks for having me. happy st. patrick's day to you and your family. wear your green this morning. >> steve: the news continues, "america's news room "right now on the fox news channel. >> ainsley: bye. martha: massive and desperate new assault by land and air. helicopters range down water on the fukushima nuclear plant. those efforts now suspended because the japanese officials say those were falling short. the crews were attacking the spent fuel with those water cannons trying to bring the water temperatures down within the reactors. that has not been successful. in a cool twist of irony, freezing temperatures are now a problem. snow hammering rescue efforts. on this thursday morning, st. patrick's day, i'm martha mccallum. rick: i'm rick folbaum. these are the four nuclear reactors at the fukushima plant. they are 40 kilometers away from the epicenter of the territory cake. first an explosion at reactor number 1, then reactor number 3. then two days later an explosion ripped through that reactor number 3 and si
administration's risk base driven approach to aviation security and specifically the use of advanced imaging technology. as a chief technology officer, i will focus on the aspects and lee will discuss the human aspect. before going into detail, the technology is vital to the nation's ability to keep travelers safe in the 9/11 world. we face a determined enemy bent on our way of life. they arrested a man planning an attack on the dc subway system and a young saw disrespectful frankly -- saudi man was arrested. whether it was a failed attack in 2009, the plot in october, or the intelligence plots we see every day, al-qaeda and intelligence groups continue to target our system. we have to detect today's threat, not yesterday's. we have a able system that works in several measures. one aspect of the check point is what we're hear to discuss today. mr. chairman, well hidden devices are among the gravest threat to security. while there's no sell veer bullet, this gives us the best opportunity to detect the threats. we piloted the technology in early 2007 knowing of these threats. following analys
. great to have you join us on a monday morning. traffic and weather every ten minutes. lisa baden is standing by with traffic. we start with steve rudin. the snowfall yesterday did not amount to much but we set a record at dulles. >> we shattered the old record at dulles international airport with a sense of an inch of snow. the old record was in 1983, just a trace. to read about it. mainly clear skies to the north cloud approaching from the south and west. maybe a shower south of fredericksburg this morning, but nothing that will amount to a lot. temperatures well below average for this time of year, mid to upper low 40's up to about 50 degrees. the potential for more winter weather is on the way. details are coming up in a few minutes. first, lisa baden. >>> looks good in the district, no problems around the beltway. quiet headed north into baltimore, south into richmond and to the airport is clear. no problems on 270. fairfax police, prince william stafford, no troubles. things are decent. newschopper 7 in a little while. we will be looking at springfield in '95 that lo
of that u.s. fighter jet and we are happy to report both crew members are safe and in u.s. hands. we are covering the angles from the points on the map. nic robertson in tripoli and chris lawrence at the pentagon and retired navy captain alec frazier is here at the cnn center. chris, what is the pentagon saying about this? >> reporter: well, they are saying, bottom line, carol, is that both of these crew members are now off libyan soil and safely back in u.s. hands, but the story of how they got there, is just fascinating. this crew took off from a base in italy overnight and they were on a strike mission. in other words, they weren't necessarily just patrolling. this was a fighter jet specifically designed to go after some of moammar gadhafi's air defense systems. overnight at some point, the military plane got into some mechanical problems and both of the crew members ejected. their chutes worked just fine but they landed in different places. the pilot was picked up by an osprey. that was sitting off the coast about a hundred miles on the "uss kearsarge." the marines, the 26 marine
. the airport will use tanker trucks to refuel planes today. >>> for a fifth straight day, coalition warplanes bombed military targets around libya's capital today. state tv showed what it said was a military base in flames. coalition air strikes on gadhafi forces outside misrata haven't stopped the shelling of those cities. >>> in yemen, a president under fire puts his supporters on the streets in a noisy demonstration. president salah is under intense pressure to step down immediately, but he is refusing. several of salah's key generals and diplomats switched sides after he launched a bloody crackdown last week. >>> in japan, levels of radioactive iodine in tokyo's water system, they dropped significantly today. officials say it is now safe for babies to drink tap water or for parents who use tap water in formula. but still the city handed out about a quarter million bottles of water today to homes with kids. >>> two fukushima nuclear workers are now in the hospital today for possible radiation poisoning. the men stepped in a puddle while laying cable at the plant. water seeped through the p
>>> good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. throughout the economic recovery, the missing ingredient has been jobs. but, that could change this morning with the release of the government's february jobs report. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. good morning, susan. what are you expecting from this report? >> good morning, betty. well, yeah, analysts are expecting good news from the job front later this morning. but the big question is, how good? because, as we know, they've been wrong before. the number of americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in nearly three years. that, combined with a private sector survey showing a pickup in hiring, has economists optimistic about today's report. most expect it to show the economy added close to 200,000 jobs last month. still, the unemployment rate is projected to edge up a bit to 9.1%. >> it should be the kind of report that says finally we've gone from jobless recovery to a recovery that is finally creating at least enough jobs to soak up some of the unemployed. >> repo
the dark life she used to li. >> for nuclear experts in japan and self-styled freedom fiblgter unless libya, it is the only strategy they v and the fortunes of both are changing almost by the minute. we're beginning this hour in japan where radiation levels outside the fukushima daiichi power plant -- damaged reactors to try to keep them cool may actually now be running into the ocean. back on land t international atomic energy agency reports high radiation levels 25 miles from the plant outside japan's evacuation levels. while it may be obvious, today it is official, four of the six daiichi reactors are beyond repair, never to be used again. the power company says the -- for its part, 19 days into this catastrophe, japan's government is ordering immediate safety upgrades at all of the country's remaining nuclear power sites. the power company's president is far from the only at the time coe worker is suffering. the day to day existence of plant employees and other experts who are risking their lives. it is now past 2:00 a.m. on tuesday. >> what can you tell us? >> you have to
fighting between libya and rebel forces over the past three or four days. u.s. officials have not had this confirmed and are being very cautious about the circumstances surrounding this. but the report is that a french pilot radioed in and said he had shot down a libyan warplane, not clear that that plane was involved in any sort of offensive military operations at the time. >> thanks for that information this morning. >> you bet. >>> how will this all end? france's foreign minister insists it could go on for weeks, although not months. the l.a. times reports that the rebels are starting to use gadhafi type tactics. richard engle is there with this incredible report. >> reporter: american and european air strikes stopped a massacre in benghazi but on the front lines the rebels are mostly on their own. here there are no trenches or sandbags, just men, poorly armed, who want to fight. the rebel frontline is about five miles outside of the town and smoke can be seen rising. the rebels watch with binoculars but can't advanced. outgunned, rebels say they are killed whenever they approach g
, starting to feel a little chilly. >> starting to complain a little bit. >> getting used to the warmer temperatures. >> not much i can do for steve. >> i'll take it. >> the rest of us, it is a little chilly out there. a few spots below freezing. bring along a jacket or coat. our highs today will be in the upper 40s and low 50s. not a lot to show you. see the greens and yellows off to the west in ken and southern independent -- in kentucky and southern indiana. that is our next weather maker. until then, we should a decent day today. right now, our temperatures are cool. they're real cool. how cool are they? let's switch maps and we'll be able to tell you. 40degrees at reagan national. dulles, below freezing, that's cold, 31. bwi marshall, 34. 52 the daytime high. winds will be light out of the north at five to 10. kind of typical for this time of year. >> i think it was about that early in the morning in miami and i was like oh, how chilly. this is what it is like back home. it is amazing what a difference it make when you go on vacation. >> how easily we're spoiled by sunshine. julie
? >> reporter: no. it's not what the u.s. was hoping he'd say. it's not what the syrian people were hoping he'd say, or the rest of the middle east that was looking toward the speech as really a significant benchmark to which direction syria would go. carol, this was a defiance speech. no major concessions and the message here was loud and clear. this is about survival of the regime of bashar al assad and clear, too, he wanted to stay and fight the emergency law that everyone fought. maybe he is actually going to lift it. did not happen. so that means the regime is able to use a very serious and dangerous tool where they can just detain people at their own whims and keep people in check that way. i spoke to one analyst who said if you're anyone in damascus today and you heard that speech you would probably think twice before getting out on the streets to demonstrate because the security services have a brutal history of cracking down really hard. the syrians know the reality on the ground. and it can be dire consequences. >> it sounds so much like what happened in egypt. it's eerie. how worri
that will include a discussion of when the u.s. will hand over its lead role. french military officials say french pilot fired a missile at a libyan plane that just landed at a base in the coastal city of misrata. french jets, including some from the aircraft carrier charles de gaulle, seen here off libya, struck a libyan base 150 miles south of the coast. attacks in tripoli targeted a libyan military base depot. libyan state tv broadcast these images of the damage. and the african-american union has invited representatives from gadhafi's government and opposition representatives to talk in ethiopia's capital tomorrow. so far new york response from either side in libya. >>> we begin coverage with nbc news pentagon correspondent, jim miklaszewski. mik, what can you tell us about the incident involving that french fighter jet? >> reporter: u.s. military officials can't tell us very much. earlier today, members of that coalition on the american side said they had no evidence that there was a plane in the air or of any poe sentential shoot-dow. as we find out from the french, one of their war fighting
>> sure. >> steve: geraldo rivera. >> brian: enough said. >> steve: thank you for joining us. we'll see you back here tomorrow, sat time, same channel. upstairs to "america's newsroom." there is a fox news alert on word just in. the president will meet with his national security team today to review his efforts in libya. we are getting word of new air strikes. look at the damage they have done in tripoli. allied countries trying to defend innocent civilians and enforce the no-fly zone. this was the scene in benghazi, the second largest city in libya. that's rebel-controlled territory. many waving the flag in the pre-qaddafi era. where is that operation today? one of the many questions for us. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to heather. >> qaddafi supporters remain defiant. the foreign minister denying there are any military operations in misrata. bill: that's where they say snipers are shooting civilians. here is the qaddafi version. >> the situation in misrata is confined to a number of pockets of violence and snipers scattered in different areas of misrata. life is back to normal in m
're not that much closer to a deal. >> gregg: to be fair, republicans are using some tricky math. they claim the total of proposed spending cuts is $102 billion but actually based on this year's budget, it's really $61 billion. both sides are guilty of mathematical deception but there will be a vote to us, harry reid announced it on both the proposals but they are not going to pass, are they? >> it looks like both will fail. i think that is what has to happen so the senate leaders can get their members to the table, they can say look, we have to negotiate. so there has to be a compromise. i think they actually have to go through those motions to convince members, hey, a deal has to happen. >> which brings plea to my next question. in the senate with new numbers, they do have enough votes to block any attempt to change the house bill. doesn't that mean that in reality the only way to fund the government is through house republicans? >> well, i don't know about that. i think everybody has a role to play here. democrats control the senate. they don't have 60 votes but they are in charge and pre
. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, thanks for joining us, i'm joel brown in for betty nguyen. we begin with the dramatic spike in oil and gas prices. the obama administration is considering tapping into the country's emergency oil reserves to ease prices, and consumer nerves. spurred by unrest in the middle east, oil prices rose nearly 2% to above $106 a barrel this morning in asia. and the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gas hit $3.51. up nearly 33 cents in the past two weeks. the second largest two-week rise ever. susan mcginnis is in washington with details. susan, good morning. >> hey, good morning, joel. yeah, washington is watching higher oil prices, and considering u.s. dependence on foreign oil, it's now looking at a much closer alternative. the white house is considering tapping the nation's oil reserves to try to put a cap on runaway oil prices. >> all matters have to be on the table when you go through -- when you see the difficulty coming out of the economic crisis we're in, and the fragility of it. >> reporter: the strategic petroleum reserves, the u.
>>> rebel retreat. libyan troops have opposition forces on the run. but for how long? as the u.s. considers arming the insurgency. >>> cajun cleanup. a powerful storm rolls through louisiana, threatening the southeast with flooding and high winds. >>> and union fight. ohio can vote on limiting collective bargaining rights, as the battle in wisconsin goes to collective bargaining rights, as the battle in wisconsin goes to court. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. this morning, the back and forth fighting in libya has turned against the rebel troops. opposition forces are on the run, fleeing the latest government counterattack. the rebels were trying to advance on moammar gadhafi's hometown of sirte. they've also had to leave two critical oil ports, brega and ras lanuf. the u.s. navy launched a new barrage of cruise missiles at targets near tripoli and nato takes command of the operation today. joel brown is in washington with more. good morning, joel. what's the latest? >> betty, it wasn't even a close fight. gadhafi forc
president william millar. frank gaffney talks about the u.s. response to the civil war in libya. and a look at the problem of bullying in schools with francisco negron of the national school board association. >> video this morning courtesy of al-jazeera. this is the nuclear reactor in japan. according to the associated press, an explosion there destroyed a building housing the reactor. and also there are fears that it could melt down after being hit by the earthquake and tsunami there in japan. again, those reports saying that large amounts of radiation were coming out in the evacuation around the plant expanded. but officials didn't know how dangerous at this time the leak was to people. again that courtesy there from al-jazeera this morning of the plant. now, in related use, there are also reports this morning as far as those who are affected, 1,300 dead, 2,000 people in emergency shelters. as you see there, people waiting on top of buildings to be rescued by various means this morning. this courtesy of n.h.k. and also there and 50,000 emergency crews. we registered in findin
traffic control procedures. u.s. transportation secretary ray lahood calling for at least two air traffic controllers now to man overnight shifts. this after a controller at d.c.'s reagan national airport reportedly fell asleep and two planes couldn't get in touch with the tower after mid night just trying to land. both had to go in for a landing on their own. toes your headlines. >> five hour energy ran out and two planes had to do their own thing. >> i'm sure nothing's down there on the runway. let's cross our fingers. let's talk a little bit about what's going on right now. in libya, new video just in, one of qaddafi's bases reportedly destroyed by u.s. coalition air strikes. look at these pictures, showing a flaming wreckage overnight and qaddafi's compound in tripoli also reportedly targeted again and was struck. the commander of britain's royal air force says libya's air force no longer exists. >> so now that we also have an exclusive story that came to us, i think james rosen and jennifer griffin working on this together. essentially, there might be some break as we try to find o
arranged by u.s. embassy left friday morning. there is a bus on its way from sendai to tokyo right now and many will also be taking those charter flights back to the u.s. it's the first wave of american citizens who will be making their way back home out of concern for uncertainty of the nuclear threat on the ground. all of the focus on the nuclear reactor, though, has overshadowed a humanitarian crisis that continues to unfold to the north of us. the death toll now stands at more than 6,000, more than 10,000 still missing. and we're hearing some evacuation centers are still waiting for supplies a week after the earthquake hit. >> and, akiko, one of the factors of this story many people continue to worry about are the workers there around the plant, in the plant. what is the latest on them? >> reporter: well, we are learning more about the operation that's under way. we understand there's about 20 0 to 300 workers involved in this last-ditch effort. they're rotating about 50 workers at a time. we know they're sleeping in a small living room. they are running out of food. we have not le
with his reasoning on both sides. i learned that mike barnicle has creave uses for the mini bar at his hotel. >> i love it. and the great peggy noonan, what did you learn? >> i got the impression that mark cuban might come to new york and become involved with the mets, which would be a very interesting thing. >> that would be fun if baseball let him in. >> mika, is chuck todd on today? >> is chuck back, chris, i think he might be. >> okay. i've got to go to the airport. willie, if it's way too early, what time is it? >> it's "morning joe." stick around for "the daily rundown" with chuck and savannah. >>> over to you. the u.s., it's giving up the lead in libya in a matter of days. one problem -- so far, there's no one to hand command to. can the u.s. get allies organized on the president's timeline? >>> japan's radiation fears. a run on water and basic supplies in tokyo and at the crippled nuclear plant, workers sent to the hospital from exposure to beta rays. >>> and washington, we have a problem. the strange case of two ssenger jets forc to lan on ei oat d.c. mor rpt when no on
in the u.s. >>> a killer whale that drowned its trainer, one year ago, today, he is back in the show at sea world. some are asking if it's too soon, or even safe at all. it's all new, all live. it's "happening now". jon: good morning to you! i'm jon scott. jenna: hi everybody, i'm jenna lee. nice to have you back, jon. >>> "happening now", major setbacks in the rebels in libya, proqaddafi forces forcing them to retreat from a key oil town. it's a big story, jon. jon: it's a rapid reversal coming days after the opposition made gains west and trying to take over qaddafi's home town. nato war planes flying over the zones with the heaviest fighting, witnesses reporting hearing explosions indicating a new round of air strikes. jenna: all the chaos is affecting the oil industry. that is the industry in libya. we have word today that only one refinery is still functioning. there are now fears of a fuel shortage in libya. how that fight affect the fight. and also what that means for the rest of the world so dependent on oil now. rick leventhal is traveling to benghazi now, he's going to call us in
. we have a breeze that will stay with us all day today. a high temperature of only 41 degrees. a lot colder than it yesterday. we come back and we'll check the forecast for the upcoming weekend. first we say good morning to sarah. one >> a problem in the city at ivanhoe ave. we have some fire department activity. watch for potential lane closures. 51 miles per hour on southbound 95. looks good on the west side. the rest of the major roadways moving without delay. southbound 95 at around 11 minutes from the beltway southwest to 32. 12 minutes to travel on the west side outer loop. here is 70 at 29. east and westbound traffic running smoothly at this hour. this is the harrisburg expressway. southbound traffic is running at delay-free from the maryland line all the way down. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. the supreme court rules a controversial church has the right to picket the funerals of fallen soldiers. >> a blow to the father of a fallen maryland marine. kim dacey joins us live with more. >> the legal battle began in 2006 when matthew snyder was killed. westb
less coverage, a less care, it doesn't have to. i always use as an illustratione the average cost for medicare beneficiaries in my home town of average springfield illinois the average $8,000. up okay? looker what to chicago, specialty hospitals and higher cost of living cos it's not 78,s eight to $10,000 a year for thee average medicare beneficiary. but then you go to miami and ths number is 14 to $15,000 a year.y why the t difference between chicago and miami? ask. there bet is there a better care and florida or just more expensive care? nn we bring theca cost of the care down and not compromise the quality of the care hardto hav questions the the only questiont is the account if you want tofie doesn't sacrifice the basic benefits. i would say to senator mcconneln is he quoted me i guess earlier in the statement but i wasn't on the floor. yesterday i said i was propose y supporting of the house republican budget with the budget proposed by senator is inouye.he this budget for the remainder oh $10 billion more out ofwe wouldh spending. we would cut $51 billion belowr. what presid
washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. great to have you with us on this early thursday morning. i am pamela brown. >> i am alison starling. good morning. let's get started with traffic and weather every ten minutes. adam caskey has the latest on what is a cold forecast after a beautiful afternoon yesterday. >> sister there was perfect, considering it is early march. it was in the low to mid 60's yesterday with sunshine. today it will be a lot colder. we are feeling the effects already. 25 in upper marlborough, 28 in currently. alread the wind chills are in the teens and 20's. temperatures in the 20's, a cold start, clear skies, sunshine, near 40 this afternoon. low 40's locally and maybe upper 30's in outlying areas. tomorrow will be a little warmer, near 50, which is average for this time of year. by sunday, a widespread area of rain. >>> around the beltway looks good. no problems on 95, 66, the greenway, the toll road, 270, 70, baltimore-washington parkway. route 4 and about five, giving you the all clear on 210. normal service systemwide on metro rail. this is video
since 2004 was we used, before 2004 we thought we knew which piece of sub duction zones could have these really big earthquakes. the sumatra earthquake and now this one, what the earth often does, we learn to be pretty humble in the face of the complexities of the earth. the earth has the ability to surprise us. i think none of us expected that anything this big would happen there. >> rose: we continue with the president of georgia, talking about his relationship with russia and the events of 2008. >> america's main value for peoples like us, and there are many of us out there, right s that america, besides having power or economic leverage, it's also an idea t is a much bigger than than just another country. that is what makes america so strong. there is more freedomses it there in the world, it's much more pragmatic. and that's, i think there is nothing that can stop freedom. it's inevitable this is going to happen. and america should lead it. and i think should not be scared of it. >> rose: we conclude with film producer peter guber talking about the art much storytelling. >> i
>> a little bit of drizzle. most of you have temperatures above freezing. but if you're watching us up near the pennsylvania line, you might want to be careful of slippery spots. it's 37 at the airport, and most of you don't have to worry about that. north wind at six. light rain showers and drizzle. the high temperature of only 45 degrees. should be near 60 at the time of year. a little bit of snow tonight and tomorrow morning. first let's say good morning to sarah caldwell. >> good morning, everybody. a few early morning problems. it is a little slick out there. northbound 95. we're checking on a disabled tractor-trailer that may tie you up. 170 an zencht to report that could be weather-related. southbound 95 coming down from the northeast, sluggish there. j.f.x. in great shape into town. 11 minutes from 95 toward the 83's and outer loop top side. 85 to the 95 merge to the harbor tunnel tolls, moving well. northbound 95 on the ramp, the disabled tractor trailer being cleared. >> and inner loop traffic going away from us, still moving well. >> our big story this morning is the end
j?j?j?j?j?j?j?j?j?j?j?j?j?j?j?j? >>> making news in america this morning -- >> the u.s. gets ready to hand off the mission in libya, after president obama makes his case to the nation, that military intervention was necessary. >>> from california, a sliding hillside puts homes in danger. families told to get out before their houses tumbled down. >>> and the drastic measures taken by one teen who wanted a new car. wait until you hear what she did to get it. >>> and good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us today. president obama takes his case for military action against libya on the road today. it will be part of a major speech that mr. obama gives later today. >> right here in new york. >> and last night, the president spoke to the nation to defend his choices and also to announce that nato will take over the lead role tomorrow. emily schmidt is joining us from washington with all the details. good morning, emily. >> reporter: peggy and rob, good morning to you. before president obama used the word libya last night, he said the words international effort. and he said the wo
of some folks in particular that have helped us to celebrate the arts and humanities for many years. first of all, are democratic leader in the house of religions, nancy pelosi, a great champion of the arts is here. [applause] the chairman of the national endowment for the arts is here. the chairman of the national endowment for the humanities is here. [applause] the two most powerful people in the white house, joe biden and michelle obama, are here. [applause] and two recipients who were unable to be here but who we love. i want to make sure they are acknowledged. meryl streep and harper lee will not be here today, but they will be receiving their words as well. -- receiving their awards as well. i was told by my wife that i went all program, because originally we were supposed to get everybody seated and i was supposed to come in and make my formal remarks. i made my way through to see the honorees before they came out, because they are extraordinary people. one of the great joys of being president is getting the chance to pay tribute to the artist's, authors, poets, and performers who h
cohen live from atlanta. tell us what happened here. >> i want to tell you, ali, the ten people still recovering are not doing very well at all. and what happened here is very simple and very sad. these folks all had i.v. bags, and the material was found to be contaminated with a bacteria. this is a bacteria, ali, that is in the grout of your bathroom tile, you know, that black stuff. that's what that is. and so it was being pumped into their veins. ali? >> i guess it's not fatal when it's on the grout in your bathroom tiles, but it's a problem in the bags. how often -- you know a lot about this. how often do things like this in hospitals get contaminated? >> with this particular bacteria, ali, hardly ever. the folks in alabama tell us maybe once a year they see this. people get contaminated with other bacteria, but this bacteria is unusual. there's a lot of unanswered questions. how it got into these bags. they know it came from one factory that put these bags together. did someone not wash their hands? were the raw materials contaminated? the equipment used to make this, was that co
for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. we begin with an incident at rag an national airport just outside the national's capital. if you're an anxious flyer, well, this will not help. because early wednesday morning, two airliners trying to land at reagan were unable to contact anyone in the control tower. it's reported that the lone air traffic controller on duty was apparently asleep. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest on this. good morning, susan. tell us what happened here. >> hi, good morning, betty. this is something aviation officials say they have never seen before. first, one pilot calls in to air traffic control at reagan airport here in washington, then a second one does, looking to land, and they're greeted with nothing but silence. it was an event that could have turned out a lot worse. transportation secretary ray lahood has ordered a national review of air traffic control staffing, following a scary incident at reagan national airport. two airliners, loaded with passengers, were trying to land early wednesday, when the control tower suddenly went silent. after
that it is not clear whether the water drops succeeded in cooling down the reactor. the u.s. authorized the first evacuation of americans last night of the japan. here in washington, we are covering hearings with the head of the u.s. geological survey, also the head of fema -- both of those will be alive today on c- span3. on the floor of the u.s. senate, the continuing resolution, a three week temporary extension of government funding. that will go on to the president for his signature. on the floor of the house of representatives, they will take a bill to defund npr, national public radio. the mid-afternoon vote is expected there. we want to get your thoughts for this first 40 minutes of "washington journal." democrats -- (202)737-0002. republicans -- (202)737-0001. independents -- (202)628-0205. the houses in at 9:00 a.m. eastern today, so we will have just the two-hour "washington journal." "the washington post" shows workers carrying the body removed from a village following the tsunami and the earthquake did the headline says "anxiety over nuclear plant deepens. the u.s. appraisal is more d
us about that in a moment. good morning, i'm tony perkins in for steve this morning. >> and i'm allison seymour. and we want to get right to tucker well news of how the rest of the day will shape up. we saw the picture, not too pretty. >> not pretty at all. we have fog across the area and cool temperatures. bring along a jacket. our highs today will struggle into the mid to upper 40s and still dealing with leftover rain. your hd radar showing activity breaking out as close as southwest washington, across southern side of the beltway. so all of this will be pushing east and then we still have pretty good rains to the south and west toward fredericksberg, east of culpeper. and this will be pushing into southern maryland in the next hour or so. so a few more showers and maybe steady rain to the south and then we'll see gradual clearing later on today. let's push on and we'll show you the satellite radar. you'll notice out to the west, a lot of cloud cover into ohio and indiana. but we're seeing breaks in kentucky and some of that will get into
off to the north and that will keep us drier today. 39 in frederick. 39 at patuxent naval air station. 41 in ocean city. cooler than yesterday, 52 the daytime high. more details on the forecast in about three minutes. back to you. >> thank you, tucker. >>> the devastation in japan continues. another hydrogen explosion at a nuclear plant injured 11 workers but officials say the reactor is still intact. the death toll is now over 10,000 people. the central bank is pumping nearly $200 billion into the market but the to go i don't stock exchange still plunged 6%. here at home, the disaster in japan was a big issue on the sunday talk shows. melanie alnwick has a round-up for us. >> reporter: japan's u.s. ambassador and on meet the press. >> we have to take quick action. we have to take a most cautious attitude and also we have to mobilize all our forces. these are the principles in meeting with these great challenges that we are face. >> reporter: a nuclear security expert told chris wallace. worst case scenario is a full meltdown of multiple reactors. >> they spew radioactivity into the g
>>> i've got some good news on the jobs front for folks in the u.s. coming as gas prices continue to rocket higher. >>> then president obama says the u.s. and the world are outraged over what is happening in libya. also, he reaffirms that gadhafi must got. >>> and then would donald trump make a good president of the united states. we'll ask latoya jackson about that. >>> get ready to meet this little guy. he's got the world smiling and laughing along with him. yeah. good morning to you. i'm richard lui in for the vacationing chris jansing. the unemployment rate has slipped to its lowest level in nearly two years. here is the big headline. 8.9% for february. that's the number that we're seeing for unemployment. the labor department says 192,000 jobs were added last month. the best showing in nearly a year. we're joined by cnbc's trish regan. bi, that's a great number, huh? >> hey, richard. he have good news and bad news. the good news is you're right, it's pretty much as expected, 192,000 is in line with what economists had been looking for. but 8.9%, that's a great headline. and a
. this is a potentially catastrophic disaster. we have more on the u.s. response. >> president obama says that his thoughts and prayers are with the people and they are ready to help with whatever they need. the night sky over japan with fires still burning. >> of the magnitude -- the 8.9 magnitude quake rattled everything from offices to the japanese legislature. more than 50 aftershocks followed. there was a trail of devastation on the ground. >> this is unlike anything we have experienced here before. >> a massive tsunami unleashed a wave of water in coastal areas near the epicenter northeast of tokyo. it destroyed everything in its path. >> i am heartbroken by this tragedy. >> president obama pledged u.s. assistance in japan. >> today's events remind us how fragile life can be. our hearts go out to our friends in japan and across the region and we will stand with them as they recover and rebuild. >> the military are the has a ship in japan and more headed to the region. robert gates says that u.s. forces are prepared to help. >> this is a huge disaster and we will do anything we are asked to d
with the institute for science and international security. thank you for joining us. i want to know what's going on over there in terms of the four reactors right now. >> today has been a quieter day thank god. there's not been an explosion or a new fire and so in radiation doses on site have generally come down. there's been some aftershocks. there's still a lot of trepidation about what could happen and whether these reactors are going to go out of control and so it's also -- there's concern growing over the fifth and sixth reactor there and so you have a situation where we're just waiting to see if the japanese can get it under control. we're still suffering -- i say we in the sense of other individuals, the public like myself, governments, we're not getting a lot of information from the japanese government. and that's becoming an increasingly difficult problem as people begin to worry more and more about what radiation dose am i getting? >> japan is facing a potential nuclear catastrophe right now after three explosions have damaged reactors at the nuclear power plant. workers are pumping se
will be held accountable. >> reporter: president obama ordered u.s. military aircraft to help evacuate foreigners from libya. but he has not ordered u.s. war planes to attack libyan war planes that take off, grounding gadhafi's air zone with a no fly zone. two senators said let's do it. >> i argue for the no fly zone and i think we could achieve it. >> reporter: but it would not be risk free. >> not as simple as throwing up a -- moving an aircraft carrier and deploying a bunch of planes. you have to take action to make sure you have air dominance. >> reporter: action to eliminate gadhafi's senses, his radar and missiles, action that president obama has not order. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >>> meanwhile, back in washington on the same day the labor department is expected to report significant progress on the jobs front, democrats and republicans are entering another day of talks to try and keep the government up and running without damaging the economy. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more on that. tracie, good morning. >> lynn, good morning. good morn
this morning. what can you tell us? >> good morning. we are seeing the storm take shape. if you're waking up in the northeast and seeing precipitation you're seeing one wave. we'll be watching now across the southeast -- it has all the ingredients for a classic nor'easter developing tonight and tomorrow. expect rain, wind, higherer elevation snows though from the poconos into new england. we have a number of winter storm warnings up into maine. winter weather advisories as well. notice who's out of it -- philadelphia, new york and boston should be mostly rain and wind. the totals anywhere from 6 to 9 inches in the hudson valley up to a foot or more in parts of interior new england. back to you. >> thanks. we'll have the rest of the forecast in a little bit. now to libya where the cia has had operatives on the ground for weeks. nbc white house correspondent chuck todd has the latest details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carl. here's what we know. while the cia has had operatives on the ground for weeks they have been gathering intelligence, trying to find the rebels you can work w
with a councilwoman today. -- >> barry simms spoke with a councilman today. he joins us at city hall. >> this councilwoman demands -- insists that she is at home in baltimore, despite the fact that she may live in randallstown. >> a blog raises questions about whether she lives in a district that she serves, or even if she reside in the city. her response, she is a city resident. >> i represent the seventh district on the city council and absolutely, yes, i live in the district. >> her address is 3210 liberty heights ave. she said she lives at this address with her two children. that house is owned by her father, frank conway senior. but councilwoman would not say how many others live at the house. >> i will say it is a huge house. we certainly have room to accommodate. >> state records show that she is married and lists her principal residence with her husband in the randallstown community of baltimore county. records show she purchased this house in 1997 and changed the beat in 19 -- burgiss the house in 1987 and change the d in 1996 -- purchased the house in 1987 and changed the d
. >> in an overwhelming majority, the u.s. supreme court has ruled that a fundamentalist churches with anti-gay messages that protests outside military generals arc -- military funerals are protected under the first amendment. snyder died in a non-combat related vehicle accident in iraq. they picketed outside his md. funeral in 2006. the marines father reacted to the high court's decision. >> we found out today that we can no longer bury our dead in the cemetery with dignity. >> the kansas based church has protested outside hundreds of military funerals. he filed a lawsuit accusing the church of the intensely inflicting emotional distress. the marines father initially won a multimillion-dollar settlement, which was brought out on appeal. the lawyer for the church said, that they expected this outcome. >> this is a victory for the first amendment. >> his father showed frustration that the supreme court's will never have to deal with what many grieving military families will now face in the future. >> these justices do not have to worry about this because the westboro baptist church will never get anywher
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